(Beihai News on the 14th) 60 tourists who participated in the “Exploring Hakkas and Tasting Chaoshan Tour” organized by the well-known Beihai World Travel Service and this newspaper in conjunction with this newspaper, tasted Chaoshan and Hakka delicacies and traveled around the local area. After enjoying the beautiful scenery, everyone returned home happily.
Under the personal leadership of Hong Ziqiang, the owner of Beihai World Travel Agency, readers went deep into Heyuan, Meizhou, Yongding, Chaozhou, Shantou, Jieyang and Guangzhou in Guangdong and Fujian provinces to explore and find various local delicacies and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
It is worth mentioning that the readers of this newspaper received warm hospitality like guests when they arrived at every hotel or restaurant, especially when red banners were hung at the entrance and in the restaurant or the screens were turned to read “Warmly welcome the VIP guests of Malaysia World Travel Agency’s Guangming Daily readership group.”
As the first stop after everyone arrived in Guangzhou, they were arranged to taste a variety of authentic Hong Kong-style dim sum at the Magpie Banquet Restaurant in the Kyriad Hotel, including several delicacies that cannot be tasted locally.
For dinner on the first day, everyone went to the “Nianhui Fishing Village” fish culture check-in restaurant on the bank of Wanlv Lake in Heyuan to taste the “Stir-fried Wanlu Eel King” which won the honorary medal of “Heyuan Dongjiang Top Ten Hakka Dishes” and won the Guangdong Province Tourism Award. The bureau awarded the two famous delicacies “Baked Wanlu Lake Big Head Fish” with the honorary medal of “Guangdong Province Star Farmhouse” and the honorary medal of “Heyuan Top Ten Special Foods”. That night we checked into the DoubleTree by Hilton Heyuan Huijing five-star hotel.
The next day, at noon, go to the famous local Jinyuan Restaurant in Meizhou to taste various Hakka delicacies and in the evening, go to Longwu Xingyuan Restaurant to taste “Meizhou Big Poon Choi”. On the same day, we also visited the Lingguang Temple, a thousand-year-old temple in Meizhou, which has three wonders: the “Tree of Life and Death”, the “Leafless Top” and the “Pineapple Top”, and a typical Hakka Weilong House (Renhou Wen Gong) with a history of more than 500 years. Temple) visit. Later, check into the five-star HOWARD JOHNSON Changsheng Howard Johnson Hotel.
On the third day, after visiting the Ye Jianying Memorial Hall, the founding hero of China, we drove to Yongding, Fujian Province to visit the Chuxi Tulou Ancient Village Scenic Area and taste Hakka delicacies at the local Hakka Tulou Prince Hotel. Afterwards, check into the Longbowan Hotel in Yongding Tianzi Hot Spring Resort and soak in the hot springs.
On the fourth day, the Xunwei group went to the Zhuangxiong Bo Si Banquet Restaurant in Chenghai District, Shantou City to taste the most famous Chaoshan delicacies, which are various unique Chaoshan flavor dishes made with Yanhong “Bo Si Rice”.
According to Lin Qunzhuang, general manager of Zhuangxiong Bosi Food Park, during an interview, “Bosi rice” is not rice, but small shellfish that grows along the coast between Chaozhou and Fujian, known as the “Golden Triangle”. It is also known as Water hyacinth salmon or sea melon seeds.
He said that because the shellfish is about the same size as rice, after using ancient techniques to “remove the skin and cook the meat”, it becomes the “thin rice” with unique flavor in Chaoshan.
He said that he is the fourth generation inheritor of “Bo Si Rice” and has passed it on to his son as the fifth generation inheritor, so as to pass on the traditional “Bo Si Rice” skills that have been successfully registered on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List from generation to generation. Go down.
He said that his restaurant now processes the freshly baked “Bosi Rice” into a set of more than 30 dishes called “Bosi Banquet”, which is both delicious and down-to-earth.
In the afternoon of the same day, we went to Chaozhou to visit the famous Han Wengong (Han Yu) Temple, the Xiangzi Bridge or Kangji Bridge, which was originally connected by 86 giant ships, and the Kaiyuan Town Guochan Temple with a history of more than 1,200 years. Dinner was at the local Hanfu Temple. After enjoying the authentic Chaozhou Korean banquet, go back to Xiangzi Bridge or Kangji Bridge to enjoy the 10-minute light and shadow show on both sides of the river before checking into the local Linjiang Hotel.
On the fifth day, we went to Xidi Park, where the Chaoshan ancestors were forced to cross the ocean a hundred years ago and boarded the boat to make a living across the Southeast Asia with their families, to remember the sadness of the ancestors before they left their hometown.
It is known that the Qing government lifted the maritime ban in 1684 and allowed coastal merchants to trade overseas, which contributed to the wave of overseas immigrants along China’s southern coast reaching 30 million people.
On the walls of the Memory of the World Memorial Site for Overseas Chinese Approvals in Xidi Park in Shantou, more than a hundred poems of blood and tears, letters from home and certificates of overseas study were placed.
One of the most touching poems is a spiritual poem written by Teochew people in Teochew dialect when they went to Southeast Asia a hundred years ago to survive. Right now:
“Shantou goes out to the Qizhou Ocean. I will eat for three days on the boat, and there will be a boatload of juice and a boatload of people.”
“Seven days and seven nights are uncertain. Remember my sister’s words as solid food, and a bath cloth to get through it.”
In the evening, stay at Shantou International Hotel and enjoy a “Chaozhou-style 18-style” meal, including lobster meal, at the local Tongxiang Restaurant.
On the sixth day, after arriving at Jieyang Tower Square and Jinxian Gate in Jieyang, we had lunch at Mingsiwei Restaurant to taste the authentic “Jieyang Braised Lion’s Head Goose Feast”. Then go directly to Guangzhou to check into the Guangzhou Wanfu Hilton 5-star hotel and taste the international seafood buffet in the hotel.
On the last day, everyone went shopping at Shangxiajiu Road Pedestrian Street in Guangzhou. For lunch, they went to Bingsheng Taste Restaurant, which has been selected as a restaurant in the Michelin Guide for five consecutive years, to taste various classic Cantonese dishes.
Readers who participated in this tour enjoyed a variety of unique delicacies from Guangdong, Fujian and Hakka and visited local scenic spots and historical sites within 7 days, and then returned home happily.